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Sam Langford

Sam Langford

Samuel "Sam" E. Langford was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows," by ESPN, he was rated #2 by The Ring on their list of "100 greatest punchers of all time." Langford was originally from Weymouth Falls, a small community in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was known as "The Boston Bonecrusher," "The Boston Terror," and his most infamous nickname, "The Boston Tar Baby." Langford stood 5 ft 7 ¹⁄₂ in and weighed 185 lb in his prime. He was denied a shot at many World Championships due to the color bar and by the refusal of Jack Johnson, the first African-Am ... more on Wikipedia

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